Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Help me choose a Pantheon Steel Halo drum tuning

Great news: after 5 years of patiently waiting my turn on the waiting list for a Pantheon Steel Halo Drum, I won the right to purchase a batch three drum this year.
Here's where I need your help. I can't decide what tuning to select.
Here's a link to all of the current Halo sound models

Here's me (current) list of favorites:
1. Celtic tuning

b. La Serena w/C#

3. Avalon

What's your favorite of these tuning, or do you have a suggestion for another?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Multiplayer Online Jam session

Wanna jam on the piano with random folks on the internet? Check out MultiPlayerPiano
It's good for some random playing with random people. I had a few interesting interactions with folks.
My suggestion is to create a room with some description like "Black Keys Only" or "Key of C", to give folks some idea of what to play.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chair Guitars

Here's a crazy video that I stumbled onto with some very creative "seats"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Diego Stocco Music from a dry cleaner video

I love Diego Stocco's creativity, the guy has a mind that works like mine, but he's out there making music from all sorts of awesome "Found Music" sources. Diego is my inspiration. Check out his latest video where he makes music with the sounds found in a neighborhood dry cleaning store.


More info and pictures are available at the Behance gallery:http://www.behance.net/gallery/Music-from-a-Dry-Cleaner/2161629

The Diego Stocco Youtube Channel

Friday, September 16, 2011

Moyo Drums on Sale

My friends from Moyo Drums are having a sale this weekend on their drums ahead of the The Yosemite Flute and Art Festival, where they will be exhibiting. This weekend only, Moyo Drum is offering the show price of $305 for any in stock Moyo Drum PLUS FREE SHIPPING. 
SALE ENDS SUNDAY 9/18 6:00pm ACT NOW! If you are planning to attend the festival you will be able to see and play all these drums and your cost will be the same. 
Call today! Rick & Linda (559) 641-5980

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Check out Noise Junk Site

I just stumbled upon Noisejunk which is a site dedicated to cataloging unusual musical instruments. This is an excellent resource for finding new ideas. If you are a builder, be sure to reach out to them to get your site included.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Little Guitar Works makes really twisted Bass Guitars

I spotted these awesome bass guitars today, and I am blown away by the craftsmanship in these instruments. Just have a look at the ergonomic design of these bass guitar. They call it the Torzal Natural Twist and (per their website): the ergonomic design increases the efficiency of the hands, wrists and arms, reducing the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.

As a bass player I definitely get the idea that the bass players job is to hold down the groove and that can lead to issues with carpel tunnel.

You have to check out all of the Little Guitar Works bass guitar product line to appreciate how beautiful these babies are.